Dr Anees Pari

Deputy Director, Healthcare Public Health, East of England (Ex-Officio Council Member)

Dr Anees Pari is the Deputy Director of NHS regional Healthcare Public Health (HCPH) functions in the East of England region. He is the national Public Health lead on the NHS England’s specialised commissioning in Mental Health program of care board and has been a member of two national Clinical Reference Groups (CRG), including adult secure services and CAMHS, since 2017. He is also a Fellow in Health Management at the Cambridge Centre of Health leadership and enterprise, University of Cambridge.  

Anees is an experienced public health consultant, medic, and health economist with around 15 years of combined expertise and experience across NHS health care, public health, academic research and global health. He has a strong academic background with a DPhil (straight pass) in Health Economics from the University of Oxford.  

Anees leads a regional team responsible for providing Health care Public Health leadership, oversight, coordination and delivery of high-quality professional Public Health technical expertise, assurance and advice to the NHS England, East of England region serving a population of 6.6 million. His support spans across direct and specialised commissioning, dental public health, NHS Long Term prevention, Health inequalities, and Population Health Management agenda. 

In the recent past, he has Jointly Led the NHS regional modelling steering group and efforts to develop modelling methods, including Systems dynamic Modelling to inform intensive care surge capacity and triage considerations during COVID-19, Analysing the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions and application to vaccine allocation. Some of the work includes his team’s contribution to Clinical Senate by supporting their work on decision-making on ethical considerations for the transfer of critically ill emergency care pathway patients and patients needing urgent elective treatment from one hospital or one region to another for treatment. 

He is passionate about making a difference towards improving the health and well-being of present and future generations. In particular, he is keen on driving improvements in population health outcomes and reduction in health inequalities across the population in a way that is effective, efficient and embedded in a population health paradigm.